Bale processor and flail for use with same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9802201
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14616489

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In one embodiment, a bale processor includes a hopper for receiving baled material, a discharge opening for outputting chopped material, and primary and secondary rotors. The primary rotor has an axis of rotation and a rotatable flail to chop the material from the bale received in the hopper. The secondary rotor is rotatable to chop the material after being chopped by the primary rotor, and the secondary rotor is offset from the primary rotor such that the primary rotor is between the secondary rotor and the discharge opening. The flail includes a pivot tube for rotating about the axis, first and second hammers secured to the pivot tube, and a paddle. The paddle is positioned between and secured to the first and second hammers to generate airflow when the first and second hammers are rotated at an operating speed, thereby increasing a throw distance of the chopped material.

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VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY1210 VERMEER ROAD EAST PELLA IA 50219

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Egging, Phil Reasnor, US 2 1
Graham, Lucas New Sharon, US 5 3
Johnson, Bjorn Altoona, US 4 2
Landon, David Pella, US 6 40
Muchtar, Wanti Pella, US 5 3
Mushitz, Luke Yankton, US 2 1
Schiferl, Tyler Pella, US 3 1
Stam, Phil Pella, US 3 1

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